Summer Session 2017-18 lec > subject pages > family law

This course is designed to provide students with a general, yet comprehensive, introduction to family law in Australia.  The course covers six main areas:

(a)    the historical and current development of family law, including constitutional and jurisdictional issues; and principal relief (nullity and divorce) (Topics 1 – 4);
(b)    dispute resolution in family law (Topic 5);
(c)    violence and family law (Topic 6);
(d)    children and parental responsibility (Topic 7);
(e)    property settlement and injunctions (Topic 8); and
(f)     spousal maintenance and child support (Topics 9 and 10).

In addition to the statutory and general law principles, emphasis is given to the practical and social policy issues in each of these areas, including the impact of family violence and the growing awareness of children's rights.

Lecture and weekend school timetables, prescribed materials, and assignment information are in the Subject Guide. Assignments and Supplementary Materials (where applicable) can be accessed by current students from the Webcampus.








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